One-Pot 30 minute Creamy Coconut Chicken. Coconut crusted chicken seared in browned butter until golden served with sautéed mixed zucchini, aromatics, spinach, fresh basil and lime all in a creamy coconut sauce. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s light and healthy. Serve with your choice of side for a wholesome dinner.
Keeping things light and healthy with summer in mind. Fresh seasonal one-skillet meal made with zucchini from the garden, fresh spinach and loads of herbs from the garden as well. This dish is the perfect base to use up what’s growing in your garden. Mix up the vegetables and herbs with what’s available to you and serve with dish up alongside more vegetables, noodles or rice.
Start by bringing the chicken to room temperature. If using large breasts, they may need to be pounded down. This will help evenly cook all the pieces in the pan and get that nice seared crust golden crunchy texture. Dredge the chicken in beaten egg followed by flour mixed with unsweetened coconut flakes. The dry mixture combines flour, coconut and salt and pepper. Just a simple seasoning as to not overpower the coconut.
To the pan, we use a mixture of butter and oil to pan fry our chicken. The butter adds that tasty buttery flavour while the oil helps to prevent burning. A little more oil might be needed as the chicken is fried and flipped.
We used a mixture of yellow and green zucchinis and thinly sliced them. Zucchini is great because it cooks so quickly it doesn’t take up a lot of time and becomes more flavourful as it browns plus the mixed colours look extra good against the chicken. If you prefer to use peppers or other vegetables you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly. We added spinach for extra vegetables and of course all its benefits.
To boost the flavours in this dish, our aromatics include fresh ginger and honey mixed together with full fat coconut milk. This punches things up and simmers into a luscious sauce. If you need help getting that creamy saucy texture, add a touch of cornstarch with the coconut milk.
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